There are in fact many reasons. It all starts with the humble Rosehip, the berry-like fruit of the wild rose bush species Rosa Canina. A wholefood known to be one of nature’s richest sources of natural vitamin C. A superfood containing 8 naturally occurring vitamins (including C, E, B1 and B6) and 23 minerals (including iron, copper, zinc and magnesium), essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9), antioxidants and flavonoids.
You may already know rosehips are often fed to horses for immune system support and a range of health benefits including hoof health, improved circulation and improved digestive function. So you’re probably wondering what makes Rose-Hip Vital® so special?
Rose-Hip Vital® is made from Rosehips manufactured with patented extraction and drying processes which isolate and activate a galactolipid (fatty acid) called GOPO®. GOPO® has clinically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. The patented processes also concentrate and preserve the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, transforming Rose-Hip Vital® into a product that is both in a category all on its own, and across many; It’s a joint supplement, an anti-inflammatory, a powerful antioxidant and a nutritional supplement. It delivers noticeable improvements to mobility, mood, condition, willingness to move forward, performance and recovery while reducing systemic and/or localised inflammation, improving general health and wellbeing, and boosting immunity.
Rose-Hip Vital® is a clinically proven plant-based ant-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and rich source of natural vitamin C. There is no product like it. Unlike other joint supplements, Rose-Hip Vital® is 100% plant-based. Unlike anti-inflammatory medication Rose-Hip Vital® is safe for long term use and it does not swab. It can be used alongside conventional treatments and supplements as well as potentially replacing or reducing the reliance on anti-inflammatory and other pain medication.
Horses like it so much, even the fussiest of eaters become more enthusiastic about their feed once Rose-Hip Vital is added. So while Rose-Hip Vital Equine has become a highly recommend product for anti-inflammatory use, it also has become highly recommended for improving general health and wellbeing, improving performance and maintaining healthy joints.
How does Rose-Hip Vital® Equine lengthen the lifetime of a working horse?
The scientific research supporting Rose-Hip Vital is comprehensive. There are in excess of 30 scientific studies including 9 double blind placebo controlled clinical trials on people, dogs and horses mainly focussing on anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties and the unique compound GOPO.
To many people, antioxidants and anti-aging go hand-in-hand. Antioxidants are talked about as the antidote to cell-damaging free radicals. Exercise and the associated stress and increase in oxygen consumption are linked to an increased production of free radicals. When the production of free radicals overwhelms the body’s antioxidant defences, oxidative stress can occur with subsequent damage to cellular structures. Scientific research shows horses need natural vitamin C to help block toxic free radical activity, which causes damage throughout the body including joints and cartilage. Some white blood cells in the body contain granulocytes which enable them to ‘clean’ an inﬂamed joint by destroying the bacteria in it. Too many of these white blood cells wear down tissue cartilage. In large numbers they can also produce chemical enzymes and toxic free-radicals which cause even more tissue damage. Excess accumulation of white
blood cells combined with the release of chemical substances cause’s joint pain and inﬂammation. The more inﬂamed a joint becomes, the more the white blood cells are attracted to it – a painful cycle. Scientific research demonstrates GOPO® discourages the accumulation of excess white blood cells from accumulating in the joint, thereby breaking the cycle of joint inﬂammation and alleviating pain. Expressed in scientific terms GOPO® has shown to inhibit expression of iNOS, IL-1α and MMP-9, and IL-1β-induced ADAMTS-4, MMP-1, MMP-13, IL-1α, and IL-8 in chondrocytes.
Scientific research also shows GOPO® protects cartilage. This means it helps to delay the onset of arthritic changes or slow down further cartilage degeneration if it already exists.
In short, if you want to extend the lifetime of your working horse, feed it a natural anti-inflammatory, a powerful antioxidant and a rich source of natural vitamin C. Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is your only option, and the results speak for themselves.